California Legal History

Who was Clara Shortridge Foltz, and Why is she important in California Legal History?
The Harvard Law School Association of Los Angeles cordially invites you to a presentation by John Caragozian (HLS Class of 1979) and Board Member of the California Supreme Court Historical Society.


Thursday, May 23, 2024

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

via ZOOM 


Some California lawyers know that Clara Shortridge Foltz was the first woman admitted to the State Bar of California, or that she sued for admission to the Hastings College of Law. See, Foltz v. Hoge (1879) 54 Cal. 28. But few know of Ms. Foltz’s advocacy and other accomplishments in the areas of criminal law,
voting rights for women, and workers’ rights. Please join us for the first in a series of fascinating lectures by HLS alumnus John Caragozian on California Legal History. John welcomes questions and dialogue after his presentation.


Zoom link will be provided to registrants.


For general inquiries, and to submit questions for the discussion, contact Angela Sousa, 310-650-0293; or Marina Shvarts,

John Caragozian is on the board of the California Supreme Court Historical Society and writes a monthly column about California’s legal history for the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals. (Past Daily Journal columns
are available at John practiced with  he U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. and then was in private practice in D.C. and in Los Angeles. He retired as vice president and
general counsel of Sunkist Growers, Inc. He received his A.B. from U.C.L.A. and his J.D. from Harvard.



The views expressed by speakers or participants are solely the views of such persons, and do not reflect the views of  Harvard Law School, the Harvard Law School Association of Los Angeles or any of its board member.



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6:30PM - 7:30PM Thu 23 May 2024, Pacific timezone



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